Many dogs live well into old age, and with this comes increased risks of certain health problems. However, research shows that owners can find it difficult to know what are “normal” age-related changes (signs of ageing) or whether signs indicate possible disease that would benefit from veterinary advice and treatment
This leaflet contains copies of a checklist to help you know whether to seek advice from your veterinary practice and to help guide your discussions with them. It is based upon key findings about caring for an ageing dog from BSAVA PetSavers-funded research carried out at the University of Liverpool that questioned dog owners and veterinary professionals and reviewed medical records. The leaflet also contains information about the more common health problems affecting aged dogs and what to look out for.
We recommend you work through the checklist at least every six months and keep completed checklists for comparison when you repeat this.
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